Valentine Recipes

 

Treat your loved ones with special Valentine Recipes...
 

Sweet Heart Ice Cream

Here's what you need:

1. Any flavor ice cream
2. Different size heart cookie cutters
3. Sweet Heart candies
4. Red food color
5. Spoon
6. Cleaned small paint brush(A new/unused one PLEASE!!!)
7. Plate
8. Small bowl

Here's what you do:

Scoop the ice creams out. Then put it into the cookie cutters.
Now put it into the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
Take it out of the FREEZER and take off the cookie cutters.The ice cream should harden now. Pour the red color food into a bowl.
Dip the paint brush into the bowl and write some sweet words. *Example*SWEETY,LOVE,BE MINE,KISS,even a kiss mark.
Put it into the FREEZER for another 10 minutes.
Take it out and stick some Sweet Heart candies onto it.
You can never miss this step... eat it!

Chocolate Kiss Mousse

What you need:

36 Hershey's Kisses chocolate
1-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
1/3 cup milk
2 teaspoons cherry brandy liqueur
8 drops red food color
1 cup heavy whipping cream, chilled

Remove wrappers from chocolate pieces. Combine marshmallows and milk in small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat.

Pour 1/3 cup marshmallow mixture into medium bowl; stir in brandy and food color, if desired. Set aside. To remaining marshmallow mixture, add 36 chocolate pieces; return to low heat, stirring constantly until chocolate is melted. Remove from heat; cool to room temperature.

Beat whipping cream in small bowl until stiff. Fold 1 cup whipped cream into chocolate mixture. Gradually fold remaining whipped cream into reserved mixture. Fill 4 parfait glasses about 3/4 full with chocolate mixture; spoon or pipe remaining mixture on top. Refrigerate 3 to 4 hours or until set. Garnish with additional chocolate pieces, if desired.

Chocolate Lovers Soda Recipe

3 T. Mint Liqueur
1 large T. chocolate syrup
2 T. plus 1 large scoop chocolate ice cream
1 C. cold club soda

Pour the liqueur into a tall chilled 10 oz. glass. Add the syrup and 2 T. ice cream. Using a long spoon stir until the ice cream is almost melted. Slowly add the club soda. Add the scoop of ice cream. Serve right away with a straw and long spoon.

Chocolate Cream Puff Hearts

Puffs:
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup water
½ cup margarine or butter
1 oz. (1 square) semi-sweet chocolate
¼ tsp salt
4 eggs

Filling:
2 cups whipping cream
2 to 3 tbsp powdered sugar
1 cup caramel ice cream topping
¼ cup chopped pecans

Heat oven to 375 F. Grease cookie sheets. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. In medium saucepan, combine water, margarine, chocolate and salt over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Add flour, beating vigorously until mixture leaves sides of pan; remove from heat. Place mixture in large mixing bowl.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating with electric mixer at medium speed for 1 minute after each addition; beat until smooth and glossy. DO NOT OVERBEAT.
To form each puff, spoon about ¼ cup dough onto greased cookie sheet. Using table knife, form heart shape by placing knife at edge of dough and pulling inward ½ inch. Using knife, shape bottom of puff into point. Bake at 375 F. for 40 to 45 minutes or
until puffed and browned. With sharp knife, pierce side of each puff to allow steam to escape. Remove from cookie sheets; cool on wire rack. In large bowl, beat whipping cream at highest speed until soft peaks form; add powdered sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold in 1/3 cup of the caramel ice cream topping and pecans.

To serve, split puffs; remove filaments of soft dough. Fill each puff with about 1/3 cup filling. Drizzle remaining caramel ice cream topping over tops of puffs. Makes 12 puffs

Valentines Day Breakfast Dish

Ingredients:
Breakfast, Cheese/eggs

Filling:

1 1/2 c Finely chopped mushrooms
1/4 c Sliced green onion
1 tb Margarine or butter
1 tb All-purpose flour
Ds pepper
1/4 c Milk

Egg Mixture:
1/2 c All-purpose flour
2 c Milk
2 tb Margarine or butter
1/4 ts Salt
1/4 ts Pepper
1/8 ts Ground nutmeg
4 Eggs, slightly beaten
1 c Shredded cheddar cheese

Preparation:
Filling:
Cook mushrooms and onion in margarine or butter till tender (about 5 minutes). Stir in flour and pepper. Stir in milk all at once. Cook, stirring over low heat until thickened and bubbly; set aside. Egg Mixture: Combine flour and milk in medium saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened. Stir in the margarine or butter till melted. Stir in salt, pepper and nutmeg. Add eggs, and stir until combined. Stir in 3/4 cup of the cheese. Pour half of the egg mixture into a lightly greased 12x7-1/2x2-inch baking dish. Spoon mushroom mixture over egg mixture. Top with the remaining egg mixture. Bake in 400-degree oven 20 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Let stand 5 minutes. If desired, garnish with finely chopped red pepper. Makes 6 servings.

Heavenly Valentine's Day Chocolate Cheesecake

Ingredients:
Cakes, Cheesecake
2 c Vanilla Wafers, Fine Crush
1 c Ground Toasted Almonds
1/2 c Butter, Melted
1/2 c Sugar
12 oz Milk Chocolate Chips
1/2 c Milk
1 ea Env. Unflavored Gelatin
16 oz Cream Cheese, Softened
1/2 c Sour Cream
1/2 ts Almond Extract
1/2 c Heavy Cream, Whipped
1 x Garnishes

Preparation:
Whipped cream and chocolate shavings (optional). In large bowl, combine vanilla waver crumbs, almonds, butter and sugar; mix well. Pat firmly into 9-inch springform pan, covering bottom and 2 1/2 inches up the sides. Set aside. Melt over hot (not boiling) water milk chocolate chips; stir until smooth. Set aside. Pour milk into small saucepan; sprinkle gelatin over top. Set aside for 1 minute. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until gelatin dissolves. Set aside. In large bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, and melted chocolate chips; beat until fluffy. Beat in gelatin mixture and almond extract. Fold in whipped cream. Pour into prepared pan. Chill until firm (about 3 hours). Run knife around edge of cake to separate from pan; remove rim. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings, if desired. Makes 1 9-inch Cheesecake

Cheesecake Tip: To easily cut cheesecake, take a long strand of plain dental floss, stretch it taut, and gently press it through the cake. When you reach the bottom of the cheesecake, simply pull the floss out from underneath.

Peanut Butter Cake

Ingredients:
Cakes
3/4 c unsalted butter
3/4 c creamy peanut butter
2 c packed brown sugar
3 ea eggs
2 c all purpose flour
1 tb baking powder
1/2 ts salt
1 c milk
1 ts vanilla
Peanut Butter Filling:
1 c cream cheese, softened
1/2 c creamy peanut butter
Chocolate Glaze:
1/2 c water
4 tb unsalted butter
1/2 c cocoa
1 c powdered sugar
1 ts vanilla

Preparation:
In large mixing bowl, cream butter and peanut butter until light and fluffy. Add brown sugar. Mix to blend. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add flour mixture to butter and peanut butter mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Add vanilla. Pour batter into 2 well greased and floured 9 inch cake pans. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven until cake tests done, about 45 minutes. Cool on wire rack to room temperature before frosting the cake. Spread half of Peanut Butter Filling over tops of each cake. Chill. Spread half of Chocolate Glaze over peanut butter topping on each cake, using metal spatula dipped in hot water. Spread glaze over cake while glaze is warm. As glaze cools, it will thicken. Peanut Butter Filling: Cream ingredients together until light and fluffy. Chocolate Glaze: Place water and butter in small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add cocoa, sugar and vanilla to water mixture. Mix until smooth. Note: This recipe will make two 9 inch cakes or one stacked layer cake. If making the stacked layer cake, the Peanut Butter Filling should be put between the layers and on top of the cake before topping it with the Chocolate Glaze.

Valentine's Day Stuffed French Toast

Ingredients:
Breads, French, Breakfast
1 Loaf large diameter french bread
1/2 lb Breakfast sausage
1/2 Package bacon
1/2 c Milk
4 lg Eggs
1/4 c Sugar
1 ts Cinnamon
1 1/2 ts Vanilla
1/2 lb Boiled ham (thinly sliced)
1 Package American Cheese

Preparation:
In a large skillet fry the bacon and breakfast sausage, together but separately, until done. While the meat is cooking, slice the french bread into eight slices approximately 1 1/2" to 2" thick; then slice each slice 3/4 of the way through again. Mix the milk, eggs, sugar cinnamon and vanilla togeather into a batter in a deep bowl; set aside. Take up the bacon, sausage and ham and divide each into eight equal parts Dip each piece of bread into the batter and submerge it so that both sides and edges are coated. Open each piece and put in one portion of the meat, bacon, and ham along with one slice of cheese and close the bread again. Fry the stuffed batter-coated bread slices in a lightly oiled skillet until golden brown on the outside and the cheese is melted on the inside. Serve two slices to a plate with your favorite garnishes and condiments. (ie. home fries, maple syrup, confectioner's sugar etc...)

DARK CHOCOLATE WAFFLES WITH STRAWBERRIES

Ingredients:
1/2 c. butter, melted
1/4 c. sugar
2 eggs, separated
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 oz. bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled
1-1/2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt (optional)
1/2 c. milk or 3/4 c. buttermilk
Powdered sugar
Fresh strawberries, sliced and sweetened

Preparation:
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar. Add the egg yolks, vanilla and cooled chocolate. Mix well.
In separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt, if using.
Add the flour mixture to the chocolate mixture alternately with the milk, blending well with each addition. (If using buttermilk, which is thicker than milk, use a little more if necessary, to thin almost to a pouring consistency.) With an electric mixer, beat the egg whites until stiff. Fold them into the batter.
Place about 1/3 cup batter in a hot waffle iron, close the cover and bake until the steaming stops; these waffles are dark so don't judge doneness by the color. Serve sprinkled with powdered sugar and topped with strawberry slices. Makes 5 to 6 waffles.

Rich Chocolate Slices

Ingredients:
Half cup butter
preferably white 2 tablespoons honey
4.5 tablespoons cocoa 225 gms semi-sweet biscuits
2 tablespoons raisins
2 tablespoons chopped nuts (walnuts, almonds, or peanuts)

Preparation:
The best part of this recipe is, There is no cooking involved! Absolutely !
Crush the biscuits. You can do it by putting it into a clean bag, and then beat the bag gently, or use the electric grinder. also grind the nuts.
Put the butter, honey and cocoa into a pan & put it onto gentle heat. Stir occasionally, and REMOVE as soon as the butter melts. Stir the butter, honey and cocoa together thoroughly.
As soon as the butter mixture has cooled slightly, add the crushed biscuits and nuts. Stir thoroughly.
Take an about 2 cups capacity cake tin, and grease it. Put half spoon of butter inside, and rub thoroughly at the base. Now pour in the biscuit mixture, and press in slightly.
Put the tin in refrigerator to cool and set in.
After sometime, you can put the tin in warm water, and then invert the tin on a plate. Cut in to thin slices and serve. Add the scoop of ice-cream for special effect.

Chocolate Hearts

Ingredients:
1-1/2 cups (375 mL) firmly-packed brown sugar
2/3 cup (150 mL) Crisco Shortening
1 tbsp (15 mL) water
1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla
2 eggs
1-1/2 cups (375 mL) all-purpose flour
1/3 cup (75 mL) cocoa
1/4 tsp (1 mL) baking soda
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
2 cups (500 mL) miniature semi-sweet Hershey's
Chipetsv
6 oz (180 g) white chocolate
12 candied pineapple hearts (optional)

Preparation:
1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Place sheets of foil on countertop for cooling cookies.
2. Combine brown sugar, shortening, water and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended. Beat eggs into creamed mixture.
3. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Mix into creamed mixture at low speed just until blended. Stir in Hershey's Chipets. Divide dough in half. Spread dough into 2 un greased 8-inch (20 cm) round cake pans.
4. Bake one pan at a time at 375°F (190°C) for 10 to 12 minutes. DO NOT OVER BAKE. Cool 5 minutes in pan. Cut with 2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter with point towards center to make 6 cookies. Remove cookies to foil to cool completely.
5. Chop white chocolate into l/2-inch (1 cm) pieces. Place pieces in a microwave safe shallow bowl. Microwave on 100%(HIGH) power for 30 seconds. Stir. Repeat at 30 second intervals until chocolate is melted. Spread melted chocolate on top of cooled hearts. Cut pineapple, if used, into 2-inch (5 cm) hearts 1/4-inch (6 mm) thick. Top each cookie with red candied pineapple heart. Set aside to dry completely. Makes: About 1 dozen cookies

Potatoes Baked in Cream

Ingredients:
4 potatoes, boiled
1/2 cups cream
1/2 tablespoons of salt pepper to taste some fresh coriander,
finely chopped (optional)
6 tablespoons grated cheese

Preparation:
Cool the potatoes, and peel them. make thick slices.
Beat the cream slightly, and mix it with salt, pepper, and coriander Lightly grease a baking dish with a tablespoon of oil. Rub it all over the base. Put 1/3 of the potatoes into the dish. Put 1/3 of the cream over, and then add 2 tablespoons of the cheese. Repeat the layers, ending with cheese When you are ready to eat and/or serve, preheat the oven to 180 C , Bake the potatoes for about 20 minutes, or till the top is nicely browned.

Potato Cutlets

Ingredients:
2 Large potatoes
2 slices of bread
3/4 teaspoons of salt
1/2 teaspoons of mango powder (optional )
red chili powder to taste, or green chilies finely chopped
2-3 teaspoons fresh coriander finely chopped.
Oil for frying

Preparation:
Boil the potatoes (use the pressure cooker for efficiency), and wearing oven gloves, peel the potatoes and put them onto the plate. Put the bread on a small bowl. and pour just bout enough water to cover. Lift out one slice of bread at a time from the water, squeeze it hard to remove as much as water possible, and drop in to hot potatoes. Ad also the rest of the ingredients except the oil. Mix, and mash well. Check salt and other seasonings, and add whatever is needed at this this point. Divide the mixture into 6 equal bits, and roll each one into smooth balls. (rub a little oil on your palms, so that they don't stick). As soon as you make a smooth balls with almost no cracks, press slightly, so as to flatten it. Neaten the edges, and keep them covered in napkin papers, until you are ready to eat. When you are ready to serve or to eat, you will just need to fry them. Take a flat fry pan, and put in oil of about an inch deep. Put in as many potato cutlets will fit in comfortably. Fry golden brown on each site, and a slotted spoon will come real handy while frying. As soon as frying is complete, put the cutlets on brown or napkin papers, to dry out the extra oil. Serve hot, with sauce.

Tomato blended potatoes

Ingredients:
3 Large potatoes
2 Large tomatoes
1.5 teaspoons cooking oil
3/4 teaspoons cumin seeds
1/4 teaspoons turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoons coriander powder
Green chilies to taste
salt to taste( normally 1/2 teaspoon reqd.)
3 teaspoons fresh, finely chopped coriander (optional)

Preparation:
Wash the tomatoes, and cut them in to small pieces, then add the green chilies, and blend in an electric blender. Wash and boil the potatoes. Cool and peel them, and cut into cubes, and keep them aside. Take a pan, and put in the oil. Heat the pan. After theoil has warmed up, add coriander powder and the turmeric powder, After another few seconds, add the tomato-chili paste, salt, and fresh coriander. Stir well and cook on medium flame for sometime. Add the cubed potatoes, stir to coat well with the paste, cook for sometime and serve. It will be a good idea if you make small holes in the potato cubes with a fork.

Have A Great Valentine!


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